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Meningioma - Frontal  Parietal

A 13 year-old boy presented with a mild incoordination of his left hand.

Note the Isointense Tumor on T1            Note the Midline Shift            Show the Gadolinium Enhancement  

Axial MRI Scans: (Left) T1-weighted; (Middle) T2-weighted; (Right) T1-weighted with gadolinium. Note the large, well demarcated mass which is dural based, compressing the adjacent frontal and parietal lobes.  The mass is isodense on T1 but strongly enhances with contrast. This is the typical appearance of a meningioma.  Meningiomas are common tumors.  They are typically benign histologically, and treatable with surgical resection if they are in an accessible location.

Last Update: 11/8/05
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